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Baregara

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(Creature)
Type Outsider
(chaotic, evil, extraplanar)
CR 12
Environment Warm forests (Abyss)
Alignment

Source: Sanctum of the Serpent God, pg(s). 80

Baregaras are horned, crimson-furred, gorilla-like outsiders[1][2] crafted by the demon lord Angazhan from the souls of especially cruel primates, particularly charau-ka, girallons, and awakened apes.[1]

Appearance

Baregaras are 12 feet tall from their feet to their horns, even when walking stooped on their knuckles. They can weigh up to 1,500 pounds.[2]

Abilities

Each baregara has a maw in its chest, where the heart of a mortal gorilla would be. This maw can consume and transport souls, turning them into bright purple lights. The baregara then returns these souls to Ahvoth-Kor, where the souls are built into new baregaras.[1]

Habitat and society

While crafted by a demon lord, baregaras are not demons. Instead, they are a prototypical form of a demon, much like bebiliths or xacabras.[2]

Baregaras operate in small groups much like mortal apes, though as outsiders they share no other ecological or societal traits. These groups have complex, inscrutable hierarchies that revolve around trophies from their past kills, though such rivalries are ignored when working on their demon lord's orders or against a common enemy.[1][2]

On Golarion

Soul-bearing baregaras are often mistaken for will-o'-wisps as they swing through the canopies of the Mwangi Jungle. Quetz couatls and baregaras are mortal enemies who mercilessly hunt each other when they encounter one another on the Material Plane.[1]

While baregaras submit to being summoned by mortal spellcasters, they always serve Angazhan above all others.[1]

On distant worlds

Baregaras inhabit the Moonscar on Somal, Golarion's moon.[3]

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